The 14th Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival. One of only a handful of dedicated transgender film festivals in the world, Translations runs from May 3 – 5, 2019. The festival will screen 45 films from 10 countries including Italy, Brazil, Costa Rica, Australia and India. Translations opens at the Northwest Film Forum with THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND, winner of the 2019 SXSW Visions audience award and will close with the West Coast premiere (and only the second public screening) of JACK & YAYA.
In addition to film screenings, three free special presentations will be presented as part of Translations. TRANS SHORTS AND SPEED FRIENDING is a pre-festival event on Sunday, April 28 at the Seattle Public Library University Branch. The fourth annual installment of this event is a friending event with short films, discussion prompts and refreshments for transgender, non-binary, gender-diverse people and allies. AUTHENTICALLY US: STORIES FROM THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY & BUILDING EMPATHY THROUGH INNOVATION is a virtual reality event featuring transgender and gender-diverse people using interactive virtual reality (VR) to tell their stories. The VR films and accompanying panel will discuss this technology’s ability to build bridges of understanding. HOW TO BE A TRANS ALLY WORKSHOP will present a working vocabulary and offer greater understanding of how to be a supportive ally to the transgender and gender-nonconforming community. Two short films will be screened during this workshop.